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home | Locations | FACTS & FIGURES FOR TYBEE ISLAND, GE . . .

Ivan Gillis
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Tybee Island, Georgia


Tybee Island is an island and a present-day city in Chatham County, Georgia near the city of Savannah.


Tybee Island may be best known outside of Georgia as the home of the Tybee Bomb, a nuclear weapon that was lost offshore on February 5, 1958. Officially renamed "Savannah Beach" in a publicity move at the end of the 1950s, the city of Tybee Island has since reverted to its original name (although maps show the use of the name "Savannah Beach" as far back as 1952 on official state maps). href="">[1]. The small island, which has long been a quiet getaway for the residents of Savannah, has become a popular vacation spot with tourists from outside the Savannah metropolitan area.


Tybee Island is also the site of the first of what became the Days Inn chain of hotels.


The Tybee Island Light Station is one of just a handful of 18th century lighthouses still in operation in North America. First built in the year 1736, the lighthouse was made of brick and wood,and was standing 90 feet tall, making it the highest structure in America at that time.


Today the Tybee Lighthouse is a popular tourist destination, having all of its support buildings on the five-acre site historically preserved. The current black and white tower markings is a reversion to its fourth day mark, first used in 1916





Population (year 2000): 3,392. Estimated population in July 2006: 3,726 (+9.8% change)

Males                          1,639                          48.3%

Females                     1.753                          51.7%

Median Age--46.9 years.


Ancestries: English (16.5%), Irish (14.0%), German (12.0%), United States (11.4%), Italian (4.1%), Scottish (3.5%).

Races in Tybee Island:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.9%)
  • Black (1.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)



Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 2.56 square miles.

Population density--1412 per square mile--low.

In-Depth Facts and Figures as listed below, plus other information:

·        Climate Charts

1.     Average Temperature

2.     Precipitation (Rain)

3.     Humidity

4.     Wind Speed (MPH)

5.     Snowfall

6.     Sunshine

7.     Cloudy Days

·        Tornado Activity History

·        Hospitals & Medical

·        Airports

·        Colleges/Universities

·        High Schools

·        Locations of Interest

·        Shopping Centers

·        Churches

·        Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Creeks/Parks

·        Tourist Attractions

·        Banks

·        Housing Costs Information

·        Crime Statistics

·        Radio Stations AM/FM

·        TV Broadcast Stations

·        Discussion Forums


For the above information and photos, click this link:


Total Tax Burden--Data for Calculation


See article on Brunswick-Golden Isle, Georgia.

Cost of Living Calculators Links:;x=36&y=3

Wikipedia Information Link:,_Georgia







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